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Converter-Brake-Inverter module boasts 1.2KV, 60A

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Converter-Brake-Inverter? Active Rectifier? XPT IGBT? power semiconductors?

Power supply IC specialist IXYS Corporation has recently introduced the MIXA60WH1200TEH Converter-Brake-Inverter module. The module boasts ratings of 1.2KV and 60A and demonstrates a new level of integration, combining Bipolar and XPT IGBT power semiconductors for a wide range power control applications.

By adding a digital MCU control, Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS commented that customers can further reduce standby power with these modules, and activate the power when needed. He added that this architecture is a natural fit for modern power systems that can be controlled digitally to save energy in the input stage.

"This unique module integrates an Active Rectifier bridge with a Brake and an Inverter into one package, the E3-Pack. The Active Rectifier, using IXYS thyristors in the bridge, enables a soft start mode for motor drives and inverters. For power supplies and UPS's, it enables 'in rush current limit', which results in reduced current losses and reduced input power dissipation," commented Mr. Jeroen van Zeeland, head of marketing at IXYS GmbH in Germany.

The E3-Pack is a fully isolated, highly reliable module package with a height of 17 mm. The Inverter stage of this unique module is designed with short circuit rated XPT IGBTs that are also specified with wider reverse bias safe operating areas (RBSOA) enabling rugged operations in a greater power envelope.

With this development, an IXYS customer can reduce the size and weight of the final power system, thus decreasing the cost and the carbon footprint for the total product, facilitating higher power densities and greater material efficiency.

The datasheet for the MIXA60WH1200TEH modules is available here.

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